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Hangover for Sunday from Hurricane Gert

The Met Office have warned people in South West Scotland to keep a close eye on the weather forecast this weekend as a tropical storm, combined with the remnants of Hurricane Gert, heads in off the Atlantic.

Environment
Access to the Core Path is blocked

Compromise call in Core Path dispute

Wigtown Community Council members say they could accept a compromise solution to a long-running dispute over a blocked Core Path at Bladnoch if a new access was created.

Environment
Could you be a hedgehog champion?

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched

Wildlife charities are urging people across the UK to help arrest the decline in numbers of one of our most loved garden animals.

Environment
Aileen Campbell MSP

Drug death numbers rise to record levels

A new report from the National Records of Scotland has shown that the number of people in Dumfries and Galloway dying from drug overdoses has reached record levels.

Health
Japanese visitors with Isabelle Howatson at the Belted Galloway.

Walking festival hosts party of Japanese academics

Newton Stewart Walking Festival Committee played host last week to a group of Japanese academics interested in walking tourism, path provision and countryside access.

Business
8.6 million speeding points on driving licences

8.6 million speeding points on driving licences

New analysis by Churchill Car Insurance reveals there are over 11.6 million penalty points currently held on the licences of British drivers, with 74 per cent of them (8.6 million) related to speeding offences.

News

All Roads Lead to Whithorn

A very positive meeting was held last Friday by the All Roads Lead to Whithorn committee with Gordon Fleming of ARPL Architects to discuss the revised drawings for the New Town Hall refurbishment proposals.

Business
Scotland’s ‘Forever Home’ revealed

Scotland’s ‘Forever Home’ revealed

The ideal ‘forever home’ for a resident in Scotland is a four-bedroom, detached house in the country, with sea views, worth £370,082 – and just down the road from the kids, it has emerged.

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River Nith search for body stood down

River Nith search for body stood down

Police Scotland report that a search of the River Nith in Dumfries following a report of a sighting of a body floating past St Michaels Bridge in the town, has now been stood down.

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Portpatrick lifeboat

Busy summer continues for Portpatrick crew

The summer period has continued to be busy for the volunteer crew of the RNLB John Buchannan Barr, with several launches over the past few days.

Transport
NFUS launches share farming project to address succession worries and new entrant barriers

NFUS launches share farming project to address succession worries and new entrant barriers

NFU Scotland has started a research project on the potential of share farming to assist both new entrants and farm owners worried about succession on their farm.

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Thousands of Scottish cats at risk of potentially fatal diseases

Thousands of Scottish cats at risk of potentially fatal diseases

Thousands of Scottish domestic cats are at risk of potentially life-threatening feline diseases because a third (33 per cent) of owners in the region don’t feel regular vaccinations are necessary, experts warned today.

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The life of Scottish doctor Elsie Inglis is to be celebrated in Serbia.

Events to celebrate the life of Elsie

She was famously told by the war office to ‘‘go home and sit still’’ but, instead, Scottish doctor Elsie Inglis went on to establish the Scottish Women’s Hospitals which played an invaluable role in the First World War.

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Research: women in relationships get the wardrobe...

Research: women in relationships get the wardrobe...

Whilst they may live and share their home together, Britons in relationships have areas of the home where they are likely to dominate the storage space.

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Scots new music talent to perform at 2017 Solheim Cup

Scots new music talent to perform at 2017 Solheim Cup

Be Charlotte, one of Scotland’s most exciting new music acts, is set to perform to a huge global TV audience as part of the official handover ceremony for The 2019 Solheim Cup coming to Scotland, the Home of Golf.

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An artists impression of how the event space could look.

Chance for public to view Kirkconnel event space

Dumfries and Galloway Council are holding a Community Event on Saturday 26th August (3pm – 6pm) at the Miners Memorial Hall, Kelloholm.

Business
Scottish baby and children’s unit closures highlighted

Scottish baby and children’s unit closures highlighted

A new report, released today by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), found that one in four Scottish paediatric inpatient units, and more than 40% of Scottish neonatal units, closed their doors to new admissions in the 12 months to October 2015 due to concerns over staffing.

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Scottish EDGE launches creative award

Scottish EDGE launches creative award

Scottish EDGE, Scotland’s leading competition to identify and support the nation’s most promising entrepreneurial talent, is launching a special award today.

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Newton Stewart Market

Newton Stewart Market

Prices from Wednesday, August 16:

Business
Record high in Scottish employment

Record high in Scottish employment

More people in Scotland are in work as the latest jobs figures show an increase in employment to a record high and a fall in inactivity.

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